What is Daylight Saving Time (DST)?

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is the practice of putting clocks forward one hour during the warmer months of the year. This means that there is more daylight in the evening. New Zealander George Hudson proposed the modern idea of daylight saving in 1895. One of the primary goals of introducing Daylight Saving Time was to reduce electricity usage by needing less time for lights to be used in the evening.